Willing to serve
This morning while the wee multi cab ferried me to the office, I prayed the holy rosary without finishing it because I wondered about the biblical Rebekah, the wife of Isaac.
Rebekah lived a beautiful life, and never dreamed of how her serving heart opened the great doors of her life. In Genesis, she willingly and quickly lowered the jar on her hands and gave our Lord a drink. After, she drew water for the camels too, until they have finished drinking. Emptying her jar into the trough, she ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels.
How many Rebekahs do we have in the public sector? If we analyze, a camel drinks 25 gallons of water in one sitting. Ten camels for the possibility of 250 gallons. Whatever the size of her jar, she must have made more than 50 trips up and down the well.
My director, in one his winning moments told me, “ When you serve, do not look at the bundy card. Work and ask, “what have I contributed for the day, rather than ask, “what has the organization have for me?” A modern Rebekah, he is the epitome of a public servant, willing to serve and get nothing in return, not even comfortable quarters and a driver at his beck and call.
I ask myself, where does he draw his energy? Like Rebekah who aligned her will to her action, everyday is a riddle for me. Serving is an issue of the heart. The heart is where your treasure is. Hence, public servants, who really wants to serve should find joy, willingness and the corresponding spirit to serve. Fatigue, boredom and sloth has no place. Energy must spring from our willingness to serve.
By: Dr. Nila L. Filamor
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